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Mission BBQ - Glen Burnie

Wow, has KBQ gotten better?
They started our killer good, then turned into tasteless mush.

Apr 13, 2014
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Niagara Fall Ontario Chow

Visiting for three days in early April. Need rec's for Fish & Chips, Pho, Sea Food, steaks, etc I know it is a tourist area, but as reasonable as possible and still great chow.

Mar 22, 2014
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Chaps Pit Beef - Not Impressed

Once the weather calms down, heading up to Pioneer for a refresher classic pit beef.

Mar 12, 2014
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What is special on trip from DC to Wilmington NC?

95 to 40.
Willing roam maybe 5 or 10 miles, but on the way back up the road, willing to drift home a different way. Noshing along the way before Superbowl Sunday

Jan 27, 2014
RobertM in Southeast

What is special on trip from DC to Wilmington NC?

Driving down to Wilmington NC for a family affair 1/31/14.
What is notable to pick up on the way back to DC, BBQ, or other chow goodies while Im down there. Breakfast, Pho, Lunch, diner joints.

Jan 27, 2014
RobertM in Southeast

Union Market in NE DC

Humm, next time I'm in the area I will have to check em out.

Nov 02, 2013
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Union Market in NE DC

A. Littieri on Morse St., NE, yep a great place for quite a lot of food stuffs. The rest of Union market, IMHO, mostly a great clean stop for tourist, or those with lots of money. At least until a Whole Foods arrives.

Oct 28, 2013
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Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old

Just slightly off topic, who in this area sells it?

Oct 25, 2013
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Best Fried Chicken

Worked in Springfield, tried BonChon.
Hell of a wait for it #1.
We had to come back four times just to order.
When we got it there were two camps, loved it, and those that thought it was chewy and way too sweet, not like normal chicken.
Bottom line, IMHO, check it out, and vote with your pocket book.
Hyped, over hyped wings, at crazy prices.

Jul 25, 2013
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Best Fried Chicken

Donno if it is still there, but, the Red Rooster in Damascus was great!

Jul 24, 2013
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Best Mambo (Mumbo) Sauce

Good post!
I actually remember the sauce from the late 60's, like Half Smokes, Miles Long on Benniing road in NE used to offer it, as well as Wing's N Things at 7th and Florida ave NW. That was before the "Bullet Proof" Chinese places took over. Even in those days, the taste differed from place to place. Wings, Fries, and yep it did set the meal off, and you could smell it and start others craving.

Jul 14, 2013
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Pho water question

Yeah, I noticed that in MD and VA.
Now, what were the better Pho places?

Jun 15, 2013
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Pearl Dive's Fried Chicken

Sounds great.
Now when is happy hour, and how much are the oysters!

Jun 10, 2013
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Is your local DC supermarket getting worse?

Always easy to get into, and check out. Great steaks, burgers, and veggies.

May 19, 2013
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Charles Town WV

Chow worthy Winchester / Martinsburg / Charles Town / Harper's Ferry.
Any ideas?
Pho / Seafood / BBQ / American grub.....

Apr 02, 2013
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

My Butcher and More-Annapolis

Lost of a great resource, run by a great guy.

Nov 18, 2012
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Epic Smokehouse in Crystal City - Report

Humm, no diff.
Love ya Steve

Nov 14, 2012
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Resturant Supply's open to public

Well, for what it is worth, the two I visited are organized like some sort of weird yard sale.
Lots of stuff with local store owners roaming around with skids with mixed cases of this or that. No prices on anything. No organization, or at least none with any logic or consistency. Odds and ends of product lines. Sysco is a bit of a drive, but very well organized. Not as big as either DC place. But they also offer restaurant portioned entry's. Food stuff's are no cheaper than local grocery stores. Matter of fact, cheaper if you look for sales. These places seem to be geared for the various local corner stores Mom/Pop/carry out's.

But they did have the deli containers I needed.
The tops they offered were of a cheaper quality and not the same as the bottoms.
So, next trip up the road next month I will just get Tops.

Oct 31, 2012
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Resturant Supply's open to public

Thank you! I did go by this place, and another up the same street. both had the same brand.
8Oz and 16 Oz, and there prices were the same brand as Sysco.
Their lids were not the same quality. but nice to know I only have a local source!

Thanks!!!

Oct 27, 2012
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Resturant Supply's open to public

Yes, if you want to wash em. I use em to carry food to work, or preload them for grab and go's on the way out the door:. Strawberry's, nuts, what ever.

Oct 23, 2012
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Resturant Supply's open to public

Take 95 north to you see the exit for Columbia Route 175, go east till you see Route 1.
Turn left at the light, Route 1.
About maybe 1 mile up the road you will see Flea Market. It is in the parking lot to the left of the flea market. Close Sundays.

Oct 23, 2012
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Resturant Supply's open to public

Humm, if I wanted 500 + shipping maybe that would be a good idea.
They usually come 50 to a pack and cost about $4~$8 depending on the size.
8oz & 16oz work perfectly for lunch's, and some diners when I work late they all use the same led's. They come 50 to a bag as well. I can fix fruit cups, snacks, salad, or other foods in em. But, yep, I toss em afterwards so there is that polluting the planet argument. They are great in a microwave. They are deli stuff holders? And I bet these are available locally. Gonna keep looking.

Oct 23, 2012
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Resturant Supply's open to public

Looking for a place to buy restaurant supplies: basically Pro-Kal brand, or comparable, deli containers and lids.

Normally I have to drive up to Jessup Maryland to Sysco's outlet.
Sam's club & Costco do not carry this type of item.

Is there a place in the local DC metro area?

Robert

Oct 21, 2012
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Foods not to miss in D.C. area.

Yep, and burger delite's!
Great for breakfast!

Oct 11, 2012
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Foods not to miss in D.C. area.

Taking my Lipitor as we speak, heading to Mario's Monday.

Sep 29, 2012
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Foods not to miss in D.C. area.

Friday's are drive to work days, and I now work in Arlington.
Guess I just have to roll back the clock and try that cheeseburger sub, again!
Potomac yards, or off Wilson?

Sep 27, 2012
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Foods not to miss in D.C. area.

Sweet! new places to nosh.

Sep 27, 2012
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Foods not to miss in D.C. area.

Want a good sausage or hot dog?
DC3 off Penn Ave SE.
Ben's is ok if you are drunk, out late, or just don't care it cost $8 for a $1 sausage that may or may not be what you "remember" from last time: IMHO.
Been eating DC half smokes since 1960 something.
At one point they, Ben"s, was good, today, basically a tourist trap.
Crap alert: They can step up the fare every now and again, but tourist usually will eat sawdust just to say they went to Ben's. I think it is mandatory for every "Must Eat" tourist visit, like fisherman's wharf in SF.
Want a good half smoke?
Try the passenger on 7th street NW.
Good hotdog: DC3
Really want what used be been old style half smoke?
Cook your own. You can buy em 5 at a time for $4.50
B.K. Millers

Sep 24, 2012
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Foods not to miss in D.C. area.

Old news, but happy to see someone else speak up about Ben's.

Try Eastern Market, The Standard, or DC 3

Sep 19, 2012
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Any love for the Double T?

Agreed, depends on the location. Pasadena [off Route 2 & 100] is great when ever I'm up that way.
Annapolis location, never again.,

Sep 13, 2012
RobertM in Washington DC & Baltimore